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Technology isn't our sole salvation in tackling climate change 29.3.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Mitigation requires systemic social change, not just technological optimism.
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Grizzly Bears Belong In Washington’s North Cascades 9.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The famous conservationist, Aldo Leopold, once observed that “relegating grizzlies to Alaska is about like relegating happiness to heaven; one may never get there.” With a newly released plan to restore grizzly bears in Washington’s North Cascades, heaven may have just gotten a little closer for all of us in the Pacific Northwest. Today, grizzlies occupy less than 5 percent of their original range in the contiguous United States. But the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are considering what would be a watershed moment for the species: returning the grizzly to its former prominence in Washington’s North Cascades National Park and surrounding public lands, and you have the opportunity to support this proposal. The North Cascades is one of the largest truly wild areas in the lower 48 states, providing the perfect terrain for grizzlies to thrive. The region encompasses more than 2 million acres of federally designated wilderness and is one of six primary grizzly recovery areas ...
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While Trump Was Dominating In Deep-Red Oklahoma, This Democrat Won A Landslide 9.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As precinct data rolled into his war room at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City last November, Joe Maxwell realized his team had a landslide on its hands. He saw no need to delay the victory speeches, having been up since before daybreak orchestrating a statewide get-out-the-vote operation for what was expected to be a close contest. His team took the elevator to the rooftop bar, where about 50 small farmers gathered anxiously to watch the returns and, they hoped, celebrate. For the previous 14 months, they had battled a so-called “right to farm” ballot initiative, with Maxwell serving as “the general” (to quote his friends) of that campaign. Corporate agricultural interests in Oklahoma hoped the measure would protect factory farming from environmental, food safety and humanitarian regulations. The deep-red state’s Republican governor and every member of its all-GOP congressional delegation backed it. In response, Maxwell, who works for the Humane Society, had helped assemble an opposition force ...
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Choice Words From Scott Pruitt 24.2.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, addressed the agency’s employees for the first time on Tuesday morning, and a widely reported viewpoint is that he at least tried to be conciliatory. No talk about downsizing or eliminating the agency in this speech. No mention in his remarks of canceling the Clean Power Plan or rolling back water pollution protections. There will be plenty of time for that, after all, once the rumored executive orders come from the White House. Instead, Pruitt talked about baseball, the founding fathers, and the importance of civility. Pretty uncontroversial stuff. Then, right at the end, in the Rachel Carson Room, he quoted the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir: “Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in.” Here’s how Pruitt interpreted Muir’s words: “We as an agency and nation can be pro energy and jobs and environment. We don’t have to choose.” That’s actually not the choice that will confront the leader of the ...
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An ethicist’s guide to hunting 22.2.2017 Writers on the Range
In an interview, writer and hunter David Petersen says the practice makes us human.
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An ethicist’s guide to hunting 22.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In an interview, writer and hunter David Petersen says the practice makes us human.
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An ethicist’s guide to hunting 22.2.2017 Writers on the Range
In an interview, writer and hunter David Petersen says the practice makes us human.
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Sierra Club Response to Scott Pruitt’s Introductory Address and John Muir Quote 22.2.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire

Today, in his introductory remarks to EPA employees, lifelong EPA opponent and new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt quoted Sierra Club Founder John Muir.

In response, Michael Brune, Sierra Club’s Executive Director, released the following statement:

“John Muir is rolling over in his grave at the notion of someone as toxic to the environment as Scott Pruitt taking over the EPA.”

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Without One Mention of Climate Change, Scott Pruitt Greets EPA Employees 22.2.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Newly sworn-in EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, whose nomination was ardently opposed by environmentalists and who is poised to roll back major climate and clean water regulations, addressed his employees for the first time Tuesday afternoon.

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Animal Rights Groups Sue Over Unprecedented USDA Website Blackout 14.2.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Leading animal rights groups sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday over the removal of animal welfare records from its website early this month. 

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Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy 13.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
what did you do while the planet was plundered? what did you do when the earth was unraveling? — Drew Dellinger We are living in a time of the convergence of multiple cataclysmic forces: runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), chronic wars and the most grotesque economic inequality ever witnessed on Earth. And all are worsening by the day. Humans have changed the chemistry of the oceans and altered the very atmosphere of Earth. The planet's largest ecosystems are in free-fall collapse as ACD proceeds apace. Racism, sexism, xenophobia and myriad other structural forms of hate are amplifying around the globe as a fascist authoritarian has ascended to the US presidency, the most powerful office in the world. This reality-television star, failed businessman, sexual predator, and hate-and-fear monger is clearly aiming for the fast track toward totalitarian rule. "[The totalitarian leaders'] careers reproduce the features of earlier mob leaders: failure in professional and social life, perversion and ...
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A place for artists on public lands 9.2.2017 Writers on the Range
The connection between art and the American landscape offers new ways to advocate for lands.
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Mary Tyler Moore’s Lobster Tale Shows Her Love For All Creatures 26.1.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Actress Mary Tyler Moore  died Wednesday at the age of 80 . While she was best known for her acting, she was also an outspoken animal rights advocate. Author David Foster Wallace may have been the most famous critic against the practice of boiling lobsters for culinary consumption ― writing the essay “Consider the Lobster” in 2004 ― but Moore was also a celebrity advocate for the crustaceans. In 1995, Moore wrote a an open letter criticizing  an annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. “Marine biologists report that lobsters are fascinating beings with complex social interactions, long childhoods and awkward adolescences,” she wrote, continuing, “Like humans, they flirt with one another and have even been seen walking ‘claw-in-claw!’ And like humans, lobsters feel pain.” Just a year before, Moore had improbably gone to war to save one particular lobster named Spike. At the time, the lobster had recently survived a lobster festival in a Malibu, California, restaurant’s tank, presumably because customers ...
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Humane Society President Points To 'Major Change' In Businesses Nationwide 25.1.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle believes there’s an unprecedented change taking place in our society in terms of animal rights. It’s an awakening, he says, and there’s not just one reason why it’s happening. There are several. As Pacelle tells Oprah during an interview for “SuperSoul Sunday,” there are many players participating in the movement to improve the treatment of animals. “It’s an ensemble cast of people. Thought leaders ― you and others ― have embraced these ideas, more and more politicians have embraced them, [and] we’ve had ballot measures that the public has supported,” Pacelle says. Fortune 500 companies have begun embracing animal welfare too, he adds. “Walmart announced with us in April of 2016 that it’s going to observe the five freedoms of farm animal welfare ... I mean, this is Walmart. It’s the biggest retailer in the world,” Pacelle says. “Now, almost all these companies are embracing animal welfare.” Pacelle then reiterates the thesis he puts forth in his book, The Humane ...
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'A Dog's Purpose' Trainers Release Statement On Controversial Video 24.1.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Reports surrounding the upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose” have quadrupled in the past week after TMZ released a leaked video from the set , which called into question the film’s treatment of animals .  In the video, a German Shepherd named Hercules is seemingly forced into a pool of rough water by a trainer before being submerged and pulled out by another handler. The clip sparked outrage as many wondered what actually happened to the animal actors behind the scenes of the Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures  film. Now, the company that provided the trainers for the movie, Birds and Animals Unlimited , have released a lengthy statement to The Huffington Post, detailing what really went down in the leaked video. The trainers claim that TMZ “falsely edited” the video and that the dog was not harmed in any way. “Hercules, a two-year-old German Shepherd, had been in training for months to perform the swimming scenes for this film,” the statement reads. “He was chosen for the film based on his love of the ...
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Ringling Bros. Circus 'Finally Bows to Public Opinion,' to End Run in May 15.1.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday night that it would hold its final performance in May, a victory for animal rights activists who have battled the show for decades. 

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Why PETA Hates Mark The Shark, And Why He Could Care Less 22.12.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
For Mark Quartiano, the catch of the day earlier this month was a tightly-packed kilo of cocaine. Quartiano, the top sport fisherman according to TripAdvisor in south Florida ("And around the world," he happily adds), was out with a couple of young Miami guys when they saw an unidentified yellow object about the size of a toaster oven floating in the Atlantic off the coast of Miami. Quartiano, who typically reels in sharks and not drugs, called the Coast Guard when he realized what he had. The Coast Guard came over and relieved Quartiano of the brick, which they pronounced to be pure, uncut cocaine, worth between $200,000 and half a million dollars on the street. "First we took pictures with it, of course," Quartiano says. "Then we let them take it away. All my friends thought that I was crazy for turning it in, but I'm not going to blow my reputation of 40 years on something like that." The south Florida waters are no stranger to large blocks of illicit substances. In fact, the term "square grouper" ...
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Why we must design as if we're part of nature 4.11.2016 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The bad news: We only have a few decades left to shift to regenerative design. But there's good news too.
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7 green and gorgeous makeup brands 18.10.2016 TreeHugger
Glamor can be green and clean, as proven by these companies that make high-quality safe cosmetics.
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This Pig Preserve In Tennessee Shows How Pigs Should Live 17.10.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If you passed Richard Hoyle on the street, you'd never guess that he's a long-time vegan and animal rights activist. Nearing his 70th birthday, Richard is a self-described "crusty old conservative." He's also eloquent, wise, humble, and funny. But you probably won't pass Richard Hoyle on the street, and that's because he works dawn until dusk 365 days per year at his sanctuary for rescued pigs, The Pig Preserve , in rural Tennessee. The Pig Preserve is an innovative farm sanctuary. Situated on 100 acres of natural land, the pigs move about in social groupings, foraging for some of their own food and exploring woods, pastures, and ponds. The result is that the busy and largely self-sufficient pigs enjoy as natural a life as possible, and the Pig Preserve is less labor-intensive and more cost-effective than a traditional farm animal sanctuary model. But maintaining this idyllic setting for the pigs is actually a massive undertaking. Most of the pigs are fed once a day, but the younger pigs--who are less ...
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